• Our Call to Action

    Why is diversity in medicine important?

    Health Disparity

    Health inequities experienced by communities of color and those with a disproportionate burden of disease are often exacerbated by the lack of diversity among physicians.

    Health Advocacy

    Physicians from ethnic minority groups provide the majority of care to underserved and non-English speaking populations compared to their White counterparts.

    Cultural Competency

    Racial/ethnic diversity in medical education enhances the learning and cross-cultural competencies of all physicians and will help to eliminate health disparities.

  • The Physician Landscape

    This needs to change.

    MD Physicians by Race/Ethnicity

    From numbers in 2015


    White or Caucasian


    Asian or Asian American


    Black or African American


    Hispanic or Latino American


    American Indian or Alaska Native

  • Mission Statement


    The mission of National Outreach for Diversity in Medicine is to inspire, recruit, and retain Underrepresented in Medicine (UIM) youth in medicine. Through pipeline programs, exposure to medicine, and mentorship, we advocate that ethnic minority youths have the capacity to become physicians. We instill the ambition and confidence in them to pursue a medical degree so that our future consists of more culturally-equipped physicians, serving medically underserved communities.

    We Care About Students

    Our Goals

    1. To encourage under-represented minorities from K-12 public school systems to pursue medicine.
    2. To provide long-term mentorship and academic tools for students in an effort to increase their enrollment into college.


    We Care About Sustainability

    Our Aims

    1. Research and increase awareness of the challenges and barriers that K-12 and college students of color face to pursue higher education.

    2. Collaborate with coalition organizations to propose solutions on recruitment and retainment of students.

  • 2016-2017 Objectives

    Working towards diversity.


    Collaborative Effort

    Collaborate with national medical school organizations and their local chapters such as, but not limited to, LMSA, APAMSA, AMSA, ANAMS, and SOMA to elicit medical student participation.

    Position Statement


    Community Outreach

    Encourage medical students across the country from the aforementioned organizations to reach out to elementary, middle, or high schools in medically underserved areas with the goal of encouraging the students to pursue a career in medicine.


    Toolkit Development

    Devise a standard mentorship toolkit each for grades K-5, 6-8, and 9-12 that instructs and guides medical students on engaging youth during the period of NOD in Medicine 2016.

    Check out our Toolkits!

    Elementary school toolkit

    Middle school toolkit

    High school toolkit


    Program Assessment

    Collect data of the youths’ perception of and barriers to the medical profession in addition to tangible solutions, using a pre- and post-assessment questionnaire, in order to implement these solutions for the coming year (2016-2017) and beyond.


    Mentorship Database

    Create a network and database of participating medical student organizational chapters to encourage and foster formal partnerships with K-12 schools participating in NOD in Medicine 2016.


    Expected Results

    Based on national and local organizations pursuing similar work of mentorship in medicine, our coalition expects to enlist at least 50 U.S. medical schools in 25 states to make a difference in the lives of 1,500 K-12 students minimum.

  • Our Partners

    For the first time ever, we've organized a national coalition.

    American Medical Student Association

    Asian Pacific American Student Association

    Association of Native American Medical Students

    Latino Medical Student Association

    Student Osteopathic Medical Association

  • Join the Movement

    Dear Future Physicians of America,

    Get active and sign up today!

    Enter your information below and we'll contact you with details on how to get involved both nationally and locally!

    *School, Degree, and Year of Graduation are required.

  • Connect with us!

    Are you a student, parent, educator or administrator interested in bringing NOD to your local K-12 school?

    Leave us your email and we'd be happy to connect you to our national outreach team.